Sounds great on when Dolby Atmos is available. I wish they came in red walnut to match my motion 40s. The add a ton of spaciousness to the sound.
Pros: Fits great on my motion 40s.
Cons: Only available in black.
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Pairs well with Martin Logan speakers. Acceptable as an "Atmos" speaker. Noting negative, it does it job; but, it is difficult for me to get really excited over these type of speakers.
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I have been an Audiophile for close to 30 years now, I also have been buying from Crutchfield since the late 80's (yes 80's). I originally started my journey into Dolby Atmos and DTS X when 1st released (There was like 3 movies out at the time), I first tried a set of Onkyo SKH-410's and they did make a noticeable difference in associated movies but can't handle any power at all so they did not match up well to my setup. Very soon after that I tried a set of Klipsch RP-140SA's and they did sound quite good, could handle more power than the Onkyo's but only 50 watts @ 8ohms (vs 25 with the Onkyo's). When I upgraded my front Polk RTi A7's to the newly released Martin Logan Motion 40's (And Motion 20 rears) the Klipsch Dolby Atmos Add-on speakers NEVER looked right with the Martin Logans and it ALWAYS bothered me. They sounded OK but not spectacular with the ML's. I then listened to a set of NHT Atmos Mini Speakers, because the price was right (And I wanted to add Surround atmos as well 4 atmos speakers) and because I know they make quality products also. (they were my very 1st set of Audiophile speakers in fact) There Piano black finish perfectly matched the ML's and sounded great with them (All aforementioned speakers were running off a Parasound ZAMP Quattro 4x90 @ 4 ohms. When I decided to Bi-Amp (from Bi-wire) my ML's the NHT's got lost. I then bought the AFX's, imaging was back but not enough. In talking to ML with my setup, they recommended more power.Now they are perfect
Pros: They work exceptionally well at creating an enveloping sound field and the illusion that you have installed actual ceiling speakers. CRAZY! They match perfectly to the Martin Logan Motion Series, Towers and Bookshelf Models. They can handle 200 watts and run 4, 6, or 8 ohms. (Sound best on a separate Quality Amplifier that efficiently runs 4 ohms. Legendary Martin Logan build quality as usual! I think after 30 years of buying speakers,I AM FINALLY DONE with upgrading my speakers 100% satisfied!
Cons: Expensive! (But worth it) If you are Amping or bi-amping your Towers (as I am both my 40's and 20's as well as my 50XT Center) they lose some imaging (when bi-amping the towers not bi-wiring) unless, you also run these on separate amps. I have 2 pair and each pair runs off a Rotel RB-1552MKII (2 Amps) to my AV8805 at GREAT expense. I also had to have an electrician put in a 2ND! dedicated 20 AMP circuit for that room due to all my gear and Amps.
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These speakers add a whole new level of listening with the Atmos effects from my 4K disc player
Pros: A great enhancement to watching movies.
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